Newlyweds Brand, Perry leave India for Maldives - CBS News 8 - San Diego, CA News Station - KFMB Channel 8

Newlyweds Brand, Perry leave India for Maldives

Posted: Updated:

JAIPUR, India (AP) — Comedian Russell Brand and pop singer Katy Perry flew to the Maldives on Monday after their wedding at a tiger reserve in India, while authorities investigated whether the wedding party broke noise laws.

Under tight security, the couple tied the knot Saturday at an exclusive resort strewn with colorful lights and flower garlands.

On Monday afternoon, the newlyweds boarded a helicopter near Ranthambhore National Park and arrived in the city of Jaipur, where they took a chartered flight to the Maldives, Jaipur airport director R.K. Singh said. The nation of tiny coral islands in the Indian Ocean is renowned for its high-end resorts.

Friends who arrived by road joined the couple on the flight, Singh said.

Locals had mixed feelings about the celebrity visit, and Rajasthan state's chief minister on Monday ordered an investigation into public complaints about party noise that lasted into the early hours of Sunday, local district collector Ravi Kumar Surpur said. Local laws bar noise beyond 10 p.m. that would disturb local communities or wildlife.

The Ranthambhore National Park is home to tigers, leopards, wild boars and other animals. If laws were broken, the concerned parties or the resort management would be charged, Surpur said.

Also, two men from the wedding party apologized for assaulting four news photographers, including one from The Associated Press, then taking their car keys and stranding them in the wild tiger reserve Friday. The written apology acknowledged "physical assault" and "bad behavior."

Because of the apology, no formal police investigation was opened. None of the photographers sought medical care.

Local hoteliers and tour operators said the celebrity wedding brought positive attention to the tiger reserve.

The wedding "would only serve the cause of tiger conservation," local hotel owner Balendu Singh said. "The event was a big success, and Ranthambhore would get enough mileage as a tourist destination."

Brand, a 35-year-old British comedian and actor known for a drug-addled past and hedonistic tendencies, is next set to star as Trinculo in "The Tempest" and the title character in a remake of "Arthur."

Pop star Perry turned 26 on Monday. Her second album, "Teenage Dream," was one of this year's best-sellers.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.

  • Entertainment NewsEntertainment NewsMore>>

  • Statelessness a hurdle for some boys rescued from Thai cave

    Statelessness a hurdle for some boys rescued from Thai cave

    Monday, July 16 2018 9:40 AM EDT2018-07-16 13:40:00 GMT
    Tuesday, July 17 2018 12:14 AM EDT2018-07-17 04:14:50 GMT
    (AP Photo/Vincent Thian). In this July 15, 2018, photo, the coach of one of Thailand's Wild Boars soccer teams, Nopparat Kanthawong, right, watches his team play in Mae Sai district in Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand. At least 3 of the 12 boys a...(AP Photo/Vincent Thian). In this July 15, 2018, photo, the coach of one of Thailand's Wild Boars soccer teams, Nopparat Kanthawong, right, watches his team play in Mae Sai district in Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand. At least 3 of the 12 boys a...
    The 12 boys and coach of the Wild Boars youth soccer team who were rescued from a cave in northern Thailand last are a multi-ethnic, cross-border crew, but some of them cannot even count on a permanent home because... 
    The 12 boys and coach of the Wild Boars youth soccer team who were rescued from a cave in northern Thailand last are a multi-ethnic, cross-border crew, but some of them cannot even count on a permanent home because they are stateless. 
  • Prime Day lands Amazon in dog house as site crashes

    Prime Day lands Amazon in dog house as site crashes

    Monday, July 16 2018 3:59 PM EDT2018-07-16 19:59:19 GMT
    Jul 16, 2018 5:40 PM2018-07-16 21:40:00 GMT

    Well Amazon Prime Day got off to a "ruff" start Monday afternoon, so they brought in some good boys to calm down customers who were barking mad.

     
    Well Amazon Prime Day got off to a "ruff" start Monday afternoon, so they brought in some good boys to calm down customers who were barking mad.  
  • Breastfeeding mom wows Sports Illustrated's 'inclusive' swimwear show

    Breastfeeding mom wows Sports Illustrated's 'inclusive' swimwear show

    Monday, July 16 2018 8:18 PM EDT2018-07-17 00:18:59 GMT

    A mother in a sparkling gold bikini has lit up the internet breastfed her 5-month-old daughter on the catwalk at a Sports Illustrated swimsuit fashion show in Florida.

     

    A mother in a sparkling gold bikini has lit up the internet breastfed her 5-month-old daughter on the catwalk at a Sports Illustrated swimsuit fashion show in Florida.

     
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 Midwest Television, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.